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So I was driving down 23 to Columbus from Delaware Ohio and this car wreck happened and it was bad enough that they had to call in life flight... so I am sitting in traffic waiting to go but realize they are not going to let me go because this Helicopter was landing on the north bound lane about 30-35 feet away from me! I almost whipped out my phone to get it on video but was worried that I would drop it or not put it back the right way and loose it going down the road so I didn’t and thank god! Because if I was not holding the bike when the chopper was about 10 feet off the ground then I would have been on my face! not sure if anyone else has run into this problem but FYI get away if you are on your bike and a chopper is landing near you, not only did it almost knock me over but it started throwing rocks and dirt! I moved into the burm beside a van for protection.
 

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...So did you get a good smell of the exhaust? Helicopter exhaust smells like a barbecue (just the charcoal burning) to me.
 

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Dragging Knee
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Rotor wash that is a new concern. I have been in helicopters before but never had to get my bike near one while it was fired up.
 

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Yeah i didnt think i would need to know this untill the med flight lands right beside me.... i dont remember what it smelled like i was to busy shitting my pants
 

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thats crazy but like it was said above if the helicopter is chasing you either you stop or just die its over then
 

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You know... I've always wondered why people duck under heilicoptors and hold onto their wigs/Mr. badass haircut.

I was an SH-60B Seahawk helicopter crewman for 15 years... with a wind-gust, the blades CAN droop!! They can FLEX 2-3 FEET rather quickly and without warning to anyone on the ground. On the SH-60 family the MOST dangerous area is the 10 to 2 o'clock position since the rotor-head is built with a 2.5 degree forward tilt. The blades pass the ground about 8 feet above the ground at the 12 o-clock, so with a 4 foot flex... that blade is SUDDENLY close to being a 5 foot WEED WACKER !!

Once while hot-refueling (rotors spinning) our bird on the ship, I WATCHED a deck-crewman exit the rotor-arc at the 1 o'clock position and get HIT. He was VERY lucky as it was a glancing blow... it still threw him 20 ft and cracked his cranial (helmet), but he lived and was working the next day.

ALWAYS enter the rotor arc at the 3 or 9... and have your safety glasses or goggles ON.

is that true?!
 

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not saying I would but if a chopper is chasing you couldn't you try to lose it in/around/at an airport? or is that whole no fly zone/fly over stuff not a thing anymore?
 

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By the time you got there, the airspace would be cleared... And with the cameras they have on there now, they don't have to be over the top of you anyway.
 

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Check the date of the OP fellas.
 
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